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Talk to Area Experts from Thirteen Local Preschool Programs During GEPL’s Preschool Fair

Picture of four preschool aged kids with arms around each other's shoulder. By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

There’s a growing demand for quality Pre-K programs in this country. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is holding a Preschool Fair on Wednesday, November 8 to help you find the best preschool for your child. A whopping 1.5 million 4-year-olds entered preschool last fall. The Pre-K landscape, due to political support and cutting-edge research, has changed

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Fake News at GEPL By: Ian Lashbrook, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

The term “fake news” is a charged and difficult one these days. It’s used almost constantly and in very different ways, but I think the one thing we can all agree on is that the proliferation of completely false news stories needs to stop. Facebook and Google have already takes steps to curb the spread

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Senior Services at the Library

Group of seniors standing around. By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Today, the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the B.R. Ryall YMCA kick off Healthy Aging Week. The library and the YMCA team up to provide lectures, screenings, and exercise classes to promote physical health, mobility, economic security, and online safety for older adults. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lectures, screening, and exercise classes.

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Glen Ellyn Public Library Serves Up Summer Meals for Hungry Kids

Susan DeRonne and Maria Dapkus serve prepackaged meals to children. By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Every weekday at noon during the summer, the first-floor meeting rooms at the Glen Ellyn Public Library turn into a café of sorts. That’s where the Summer Meals program provides free boxed lunches for anyone 18 and under, helping to ensure that children who rely on the free or reduced-price lunch programs during the school

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  • Come Write In! (NaNoWriMo)
    When: Monday, November 20, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month. “Come Write In” to the library’s NaNoWriMo write-ins to achieve your goal. Register for NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

    Take part in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl while working toward your goal. Ask the host at participating library write-ins for an entry card for the grand prize drawing at the Thank Goodness It’s Over Party, Saturday, December 9 at the Naperville Municipal Center. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.
  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, November 20, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Learn the basics of how to play the guitar in a group setting during this nine-week course. All beginners 16 and older are welcome. Please bring your own guitar.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, November 20, 2017 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room.
  • Trivia Night at North Side Sports Bar & Grill
    When: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Grab a group of friends and head to downtown Glen Ellyn for live trivia!
  • Holiday Walk at the Library
    When: Friday, November 24, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Celebrate the season with the library before heading to downtown Glen Ellyn for the Village’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy crafts, a holiday game show from Sparkles Entertainment, and music from Vivaldi Strings, One Voice Choir, and the Glenbard South Madrigal Singers. 

    Twenty-five local kids and adults put their maker skills to use in a 3D Design Competition and created original ornaments celebrating the library's 110th anniversary. All designs were printed and library staff voted for their favorite ornament. 

    The top three favorite ornaments will be available to purchase for $5 each during Holiday Walk. Don't miss this unique keepsake, only a limited number of ornaments will be printed. Proceeds will benefit the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation.
  • Come Write In! (NaNoWriMo)
    When: Monday, November 27, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month. “Come Write In” to the library’s NaNoWriMo write-ins to achieve your goal. Register for NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

    Take part in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl while working toward your goal. Ask the host at participating library write-ins for an entry card for the grand prize drawing at the Thank Goodness It’s Over Party, Saturday, December 9 at the Naperville Municipal Center. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.